Arguing with Idiots - Glenn Beck

Arguing with Idiots

By Glenn Beck

  • Release Date: 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
From 138 Ratings





It happens to all of us: You're minding your own business, when some idiot informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.

Just go away! you think to yourself -- but they only become more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. You can't get away. Your only hope is...

...this book.

Glenn Beck, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers An Inconvenient Book and Glenn Beck's Common Sense, has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths but small minds: knowing the facts.

And this book is full of them.

The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you'll tell them all about England's handgun ban (see page 53). When they tell you that we should copy the UK's health-care system, you'll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time an idiot tells you that vegetable prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you'll stop saying "no, they won't" and you'll start saying, "actually, eliminating all illegal labor will cause us to spend just $8 a year more on produce." (See page 139.)

Idiots can't be identified through voting records, they can be found only by looking for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense. If you know someone who fits the bill, then Arguing with Idiots will help you silence them once and for all with the ultimate weapon: the truth.


  • Anyone who argues w/an idiot.

    By olomuchogordo
    If you start an argument with an "idiot" then that " idiot" obviously has power over you. Beck's solution is to insult the experienced world that doesn't march to his arrhythmic drum.
  • Fantastic, seriously.

    By FedWay
    Great book, in spite of the 40 some 1 stars given ( obviously by liberals with nothing better to do) this is another home run. If you really want to understand conservatism, ( true conservatism) READ THIS BOOK.
  • Glenn: the best comedian the US have ever had

    By An Curious Brazilian
    An author teaching how to argue with himself… OK...
  • You can't argue with an idiot...

    By MontesTX
    Cause idiots don't listen... And speaking of idiots... I really think your the biggest one..
  • Arguing with Idiots

    By Slaz65
    As usual... Outstanding!
  • More like arguing with idiots like K.K.

    By CAndrewK
    The book is great, but I can't even figure out what K.K. is saying.
  • Loved it!!!!

    By MerryEnglish
    This was an awesome book! It was very educational and I really enjoyed it. Glenn Beck is a great writer. I've read almost all of his books and have enjoyed everyone of them.
  • Awesome! As always!

    By YesIt'sAHemi392
    Packed with facts that you can look up yourself. Look at the facts and decide how you feel about them on your own.